As far as large multi-day fests go, Psycho Las Vegas is still pretty wet behind the ears having only just had their fourth annual incarnation this August but already it has begun growing into what will likely continue to be the summer juggernaut of partying and music. New this year, to the dismay of many, was the location change from the off the strip and perfectly themed haunt, The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, to the megaplex that is Mandalay Bay. Gone is the feeling of a true fest take over and in its place, a sprawling amalgamation of “psychos” and people from any town USA or abroad there simply to gamble, throw pre-wedding bashes, get drunk or maybe attend a conference (*ahem* “conference”). Once everyone got their bearings and navigated through this corporate mega casino/hotel/shopping mall, pushed back a few drinks or whatever preferred substances they were into, and found the locations of the four stages, the complaining ebbed and instead, people experienced the fest for what it is. A gigantic party with a great combination of bands playing for four days. Continue reading
Ghost Cult is once again honored to be part of Psycho Las Vegas, a goddam heavy metal casino/beach party extravaganza if there ever was one. The filth of Rock, Sludge, Doom, Trad, Hardcore, Prog, and Stoner Metal genres and the glitz of Vegas- baby, all rolled into one. Headlined by Original Misfits, Opeth, Electric Wizard, Corrosion of Conformity, Bad Religion, YOB, Lucifer, High on Fire, GsY!BE, Clutch, Carcass, Triumph of Death, Graveyard, ASG, Primitive Man, Deafheaven, Kadavar, Vio-Lence, Soft Kill, Andrew W.K., Tomb Mold, Power Trip, Full of Hell, and a ton more bands, it promises to be a rager. Sadly, Oranssi Pazuzu and Rotting Christ have dropped out. Every band is carefully curated and picked, so try to see them all if you can. If you can’t get set with the full lineup, and our “must not miss list” picks for each day! Continue reading
As we previously reported, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Cure are celebrating forty years as a band in 2019. In addition to tours and other festivities, the band has created their own one-day festival. Now we can reveal that The Cure’s “Pasadena Daydream” one-day festival will take place on August 31st and features a hand-picked selection of bands curated by Robert Smith personally. In addition to The Cure headlining, Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses, Chelsea Wolfe, The Twilight Sad, The Joy Formidable, and Emma Ruth Rundle will all appear. Tickets to the Pasadena Daydream go on sale May 17th at 12:00 p.m. PST via the festival’s website at the link below. They’re also releasing a new album, an appearance at the famed Sydney Opera house where they will perform Disintegration in full, two new films about the band, and also scheduled to headline Austin City Limits in October. Further US tour dates are expected in 2020.
Ghost Cult once again brings you “End Of Year” lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world. Kicking things off Chris Gareth, guitarist of Upcdownc’ shares his Top 10 Albums Of 2017. Continue reading
Formed in 1999 in Dalian, China; Wang Wen are relative unknowns in the West, despite previous works being well received by those in the know and despite previous tours with the likes of Mono and Mogwai. Their brand of post-rock like instrumental music has always had experimental leanings (despite their pretenses that they aren’t an experimental band), as well as in their approach. Continue reading
The John Peel Archive is the living record library and online archive of the world’s most significant radio DJ. After successful events with Jarvis Cocker and Julian Cope they now welcome Scottish post-rock legend Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai to discuss their classic debut album Mogwai Young Team (also known as just Young Team). Further events are planned Continue reading
New Jersey Post-Rock/Post-Metal upstarts Au Revoir are streaming a new single, exclusively with Ghost Cult. Sinking comes from the bands forthcoming release Veles (Flesh And Bone Records), due out on March 4th. You can stream the track at this link or below:
Written from March to August 2015, Veles showcasesAu Revoir’s diverse, multi-faceted songwriting, and light-shade dynamic intensity. Fans of Red Sparrows, Mogwai, and Rosetta will love this band. Produced by the band, Veles was Engineered and mixed by Scot Moriarty at Backroom Studios in Rockaway NJ , assisted by Zak Hait. Additional engineering by Eric Scholz. Mastered by Dave Harris at Studio B Mastering in Charlotte NC. The band is self-releasing Veles on vinyl/digital formats, with cassette and CD formats to be handled by Flesh and Bone Records.
Pre-orders are available for Veles now at this link:
Veles track listing:
1. The Bottom